(Psych Congress Network, September 1) According to a new study, about 50% of young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) say they had a substance use disorder at some point in their lives.
(HealthDay News, August 2) According to a new survey, children who are around secondhand marijuana smoke are more likely to have colds and respiratory infections than those who were not around secondhand smoke.
(Food and Drug Administration) Accidental exposure to medication is a leading cause of poisoning in children. Young children, in particular, have died or become seriously ill after being exposed to a skin patch containing fentanyl, a powerful opioid pain reliever.
(NPR, July 14) Last year, more than 93,000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose, according to new preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This number is more than 30% of 2019’s total.
(HealthDay News, June 14) Researchers from the University of Michigan found that there wasn’t a big difference in pain relief between patients prescribed opioids following surgery and patients prescribed non-opioids after surgery.